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  • Fife Health Promotion Service - Benefit Basics in Scotland

    Created: 02/11/2023
    News/Events Category: Training and Learning
    This item will show under the following categories: Employability   Health and Social Care  

    When: 09.30am-4.30pm, Tuesday 14 November 2023
    Where: Zoom
    This event is being organised by Fife Health Promotion Service
    This particular event is free to attend, so no payment is required.

    It is too late to book a place for this particular session, sorry about that.


    Participants will learn the basics of social security and be able to identify which benefits are available to the people they work with. They will understand the key life events that can have an impact on benefit entitlement and recognise when someone should make a new claim or report a change in circumstances. The course will also look at the key concepts of means-testing, contributory and other benefits and which benefits can be claimed together.

    The course covers, the UK and Scottish social security systems; Universal credit basics; Disability and carers’ benefits in the UK and Scotland, knowing who can help

    This course is run over two days and participants must be able to attend both sessions.

    Learner Outcomes

    • Understand the structure of the benefits system
    • Have a basic understanding of benefits currently available in different circumstances
    • Understand some of the key concepts in means-tested benefits
    • Have a more detailed understanding of key benefits such as universal credit and personal independence payment
    • Have increased awareness of the Scottish benefits system.

    Who should attend?

       This course is for anyone working with people on low incomes or with additional needs.


    Liam Casey, Freelance Tutor, Fife Health and Social Care Partnership

    Ali Lord, Welfare Rights Worker, Fife Health and Social Care Partnership

    Book your place here.

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